Hi friends! Happy (almost) Mother's Day! This digest shares some Mother's Day recipe inspiration, a recap of our Wake Up With The Walkers videos, my favorite margarita recipe, and a COUPLE of brand new recipes! This week is full of good things for you to look through, I hope you enjoy!
Would you choose salty popcorn or sweet popcorn?
We don’t talk about corn very often here at Against All Grain, because I don’t tolerate corn in any form, but I do let my kids enjoy some sprouted, organic popcorn every once in a while. I talk about my reasoning for that in this video!
During Halloween week, I made this delicious recipe for Coconut Praline Gluten-Free Caramel Corn and it was a hit! A sweet mixture of maple syrup, coconut sugar, butter covered pecans, coconut flakes, and popcorn result in these salty-sweet clusters of deliciousness. My kids loved it, and Ryan even sprinkled the leftover crumbs on top of my dairy-free vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of my dairy-free fudge sauce!
Youngest of 2 brothers.
The side of sassy comes with a main dish of sweetness 💗
This Gluten-Free Chocolate Pudding Pie first appeared in my 2013 cookbook Against All Grain, but it has since become a staple at our Christmas dinners. I have to make 2 because it gets devoured by my entire family, grain-free or not! The silky chocolate pudding is dairy-free and refined sugar-free. It tastes incredible on its own too if you don't want to make the crust!
For those who don't have a copy of the book, I shared the recipe with you on my blog!
Would you rather have breakfast in bed or a family brunch at the dining table? Growing up, we always got breakfast in bed for our birthdays and made my mom a special tray for Mother’s Day.
If you’re a brunch lover, then this Eggs Benedict Strata from my Celebrations Cookbook should be on your radar for Mother’s Day! It’s a sophisticated dish that takes half the work than it appears to. It has a fresh hollandaise sauce drizzled over the top, and the crispy bread soaks in a velvety mixture of eggs overnight so you can just pop it into the oven in the morning. It’s enough to feed a family, or share with neighbors!
I love having this prepared ahead of time so that I don’t have to be in the kitchen on Mother's Day. I call for my blender bread recipe but you can use any gluten-free bread you have available.
Grab a copy of Celebrations and the rest of the amazing Mother’s Day menu in the book!
When I was writing my Celebrations cookbook and took a poll from you guys, the number one requested recipe was grain-free cinnamon rolls!
It turns out the mass majority of you guys make them traditionally for Christmas morning breakfast. So, of course, I had to include them in Celebrations! There are sticky buns and a cinnamon roll recipe in the book, so you can pick which one fits your tradition best.
During last Thursday’s Wake Up With The Walkers, we showed you my gluten-free cinnamon rolls with dairy-free frosting, so that we can enjoy them for our pretend Christmas celebration this weekend!
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Location of the Recipe: Celebrations p.268
What’s a dessert without whip cream? If you are like me and cannot tolerate cream, this coconut whipped cream will bring all of your dairy-free desserts to life!
Let breakfast cook while you sleep with this easy overnight dairy-free casserole from my Meals Made Simple cookbook! There’s nothing like waking up to the smell of bacon and sausage and having breakfast ready to go when you’re drowsy and hungry.
I use this recipe during the holidays quite a bit, and frequently throughout the year when we have family in town or house guests. I love changing up the vegetables from time to time, or swapping chorizo for sausage! If you eat dairy, a little sharp cheddar or gruyere sprinkled on top at the end is absolutely divine too!
A fake tree, paper plate angel, and a few homemade or regifted gifts from the kids to each other under the tree (wrapped in blacked-out Ziplocs or birthday wrapping paper 😆) made for a very serene and sweet scene last night, in a time of so much uncertainty and sadness.
These quarantine holidays were the best idea we’ve had so far during these 2 months at home. A lot of other ones failed or were proven ineffective or unsustainable! 😂 There have definitely been many times where I’m tired and don’t really want to stick with the theme when the kids ask to do an activity, but I see how much joy it brings the whole family once we actually do the craft, recipe, book, or movie, so we’ve pushed through and stuck to them!
We’re hoping these memories and the family time we’ve had are what our kids remember when they look back at during this time.
What are your go-to toppings for smoothies or acai bowls?? I love toasted coconut and cacao nibs! Since I’m grain-free, I usually choose to forgo the granola if we’re getting them out. However, I do have a delicious homemade granola recipe from Against All Grain that would make these extra-special! Or if you aren't paleo, and you can tolerate gluten-free oats – add it to your toppings!
I have a new recipe for Acai Bowls over on my blog, and I give you make-ahead tips so you can have the smoothie packets available in your freezer at all times to speed things up.
The best part about acai bowls is how versatile they are. You could make one every day of the week and still have them taste different. From the toppings to frozen fruits, and nut butter. You could even add in a scoop or two of collagen if you want added protein.
With Cinco de Mayo, I wanted to show you a Mexican-themed recipe that we'll be enjoying to celebrate! We plan to carry on our holiday weeks and enjoy Mexican-inspired food, books, and crafts all week! A few of my Paleo margaritas and lots of guacamole will definitely be enjoyed. I have to admit, I always thought Cinco de Mayo was the Mexican Independence Day, so it’s been really interesting reading about their history and learning while teaching the kids!
I've been making some version of Salsa Chicken for tacos for as long as I can remember cooking. There's a slow cooker version in my very first cookbook, Against All Grain. For the past few years though, I've been using my Instant Pot and adding my taco seasoning from my Meals Made Simple cookbook to kick it up a notch! It's a meal that's on regular weekly rotation here and my kids always eat it without complaint!
Margaritas without any refined sugar or sugary syrups?! Sign me up. I tend to drink tequila-based drinks because they’re naturally grain-free and don’t bother my stomach if they’re not full of sugar.
This Cilantro Cucumber Margarita is a fun and refreshing spin on the original, but I have a few variations of the classic (my favorite!) over on my blog for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations!
Click here for the recipes and enjoy them for your Taco Tuesday!